Frequently asked questions about counseling and services
Insurance & Fees
After an insurance session, what do I need to do?
Nothing! After your session, I’ll charge your card for whatever portion of session you are responsible for. I will then submit a claim to insurance so they can count your fee towards your deductible, and they can the other portion directly to me.
How do I know what my insurance covers?
Just like when you go see the doctor, insurance specifies your copay or co-insurance for a therapy session. You should be able to view your benefits online, call your carrier and ask about mental health outpatient or psychotherapy coverage, or even see the copay / co-insurance for a specialist on your insurance card.
What if I can’t pay one week?
Please, call ahead so that we can discuss when you will be able to pay or so we can adjust your fee. If you can pay within the week, we can still have session. If you have an outstanding balance, we will not hold session until your balance is paid.
When + how do I pay for therapy?
Payment for session is due immediately after session. Clients are required to keep a credit card on file, and I will charge this card after your session. We also accept check or cash, and can make arrangements for this payment for online sessions.
Approach & Interventions
What therapy modality do you practice?
I primarily use a narrative therapy approach, but you’ll also hear me incorporate Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and other ideas such as attachment theories.
Why have you chosen this approach?
After my own experiences in therapy as well as experience in working with other modalities, I’ve found that narrative therapy is most effective for my clients, not to mention that it’s also much less shaming and offers a lot more possibility for imagining and creating change.
Who do you typically work with?
I typically work with young adult professionals or students who are beginning to establish themselves in their adult lives, whether that’s in careers, relationships, or otherwise. Most of my clients are between the ages of 24 and 35, though I also work with mid age to older adults as well.
Are there any issues or clients that you don’t work with?
I do not specialize in working with children or teenagers and I offer referrals for these populations. I also do not typically work with high-risk suicidal ideation, personality disorders, or substance abuse simply because I do not have the training and background to provide the best levels of care for these issues. I also do my best to provide referrals or recommendations for people confronting these issues.